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by ducadini
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: How to re-install top fork nut on 1975 860GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: How to re-install top fork nut on 1975 860GT?

Taking the spring out of the tube, and with just the forknut finding the right spot for the "click". Mark the position of the nut (with a marker ;) ), put spring back in, with the nut just a tad back, You don't have to search for the start of the thread. Whipe everything clean :-D Is there so much p...
by ducadini
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 860GT LED headlamp retrofit: attempt 1
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: 860GT LED headlamp retrofit: attempt 1

But did it improve riding in the dark ? I have the impression that 2 ordinary 6€ LED flashlights give me more light then the H4 in my 600SS. The last 3 miles are on a non-lit road with trees (and dropping branches). I don't really need more light (a few weeks before retirement) and I don't like tour...
by ducadini
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: 900ss clocks?
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: 900ss clocks?

Yes, those Veglia clocks have been used on the SD500 and SD350 paralleltwins :-D :-D
As if those are easier to find :roll:
Veglia (now Veglia Borletti) is still around, not making those clocks, but those Ducati stamped ones are getting difficult to find (working).

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 1978 900ss carbs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: 1978 900ss carbs?

I think those are still available , except for the alu tops : keep them.
Carefully change (if needed) the injector plastics.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: WTB/WTT 860 GT High Back Seat Pan
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: WTB/WTT 860 GT High Back Seat Pan

Completely off topic but too lazy to start yet another discussion. I'm with 81mhr and Steve about the use of fb (don't know why most write it in capitals :shock: ) Although I have a relatively quiet job (keeping an eye on things working hard and auditive alarms keeping me awake) I never have any cel...
by ducadini
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32 accelerator pump - Darmah
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

Re: PHF32 accelerator pump - Darmah

You could Always go with a different slide. The reference on the slide : /1 to /5 is a indication of when the accelatorpump is activated, from low slide-opening to high slide-opening. As for filling crankcases with fuel : that is an indication that the carbs are overflowing. OR another reason could ...
by ducadini
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Darmah damper rod
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Re: Darmah damper rod

Took some time to find a the right pics to clarify. Marzocchi and Ceriani have similar builds, nothing interchangeable though. Bottom of the pic is the damper unit, on the right is the piston that moves up and down in the forktube. The left is the flow restrictor, (the ally part, the washer with the...
by ducadini
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Darmah damper rod
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Re: Darmah damper rod

I don't think so ! The spring is for when the fork is completely extended (like when doing a wheelie :rad: :rad: ) to prevent a hard metal/metal contact. It is a bottoming spring, to soften the jolt if all the travel is used up on a sharp bump. Its rate is much stiffer than the main spring. That par...
by ducadini
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Switzerland!
Replies: 9
Views: 6062

Re: Hi from Switzerland!

Red circle : The meshing of the teeth is indeed off. Not much of a problem, they just return the shifter-pat to its Original position. Adjustment is for returning the shifter to the center position, and when it's off too much the shifter doesn't return correctly. Shifting up OR down will become diff...
by ducadini
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Not a barn find but ...
Replies: 1
Views: 5627

Not a barn find but ...

Last weekend, up in the Alps at walking distance from Gavia, Stelvio and some other nice places. Weatherforecast wasn't too good, temperatures dropping to the mid twenties and intermittend showers. Not good if the only stuff we had were two bikes (nothing petrol nor electric) and walking gear. So we...
by ducadini
Mon May 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 6131

Re: Clutch Grabs Violently on Fresh Engine

I think We can find the reason in the first sentence : Rolled the bike out today for the 1st time after a fresh engine rebuild With new clutchplates and springs and a new setup (extented lever) it was SURE to get exciting :-D :-D Give the plates some time to oil up and VERY probably it will become s...
by ducadini
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Can't get the rear Brembo master cylinder to prime
Replies: 8
Views: 5114

Re: Can't get the rear Brembo master cylinder to prime

Is it possible totake the whole system off the bike ? Then You could position it so that the air flows out on itself. Later You can put a little pressure on the master, the bubbles get smaller and flow faster. I made sure the "business-end" of the piston was VERY smooth, same for the lever and apply...
by ducadini
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: So close, 81 MHR
Replies: 10
Views: 5826

Re: So close, 81 MHR

NIce bike :-D :-D
Now get it on the road ;)

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: wider rear tyre
Replies: 4
Views: 4378

Re: wider rear tyre

Yes, it does interfere with the geometry. Luckily the geometry of a Darmah is such that You have to do very stupid things before You get into the dangerzone. Fitting 16" Montjuic wheels ( with 120/160 tires) made it tuck in heavily and made it VERY prone to aquaplaning. But why bother ? With my 18" ...
by ducadini
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch working way to separate on a 900 square case
Replies: 5
Views: 4513

Re: Clutch working way to separate on a 900 square case

Before taking the cover off : check if the pressureplate is getting lifted evenly. Put the bike on the stand, clutch in and kick a few times 'till it's loose. Then put it in gear, pull the clutch and wiggle a bit with the rear wheel. If it's better, chance the clutch will have to undergo some checki...

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